Taiwan protesters to end occupation of Parliament: Student leader
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwanese protesters who have occupied Parliament for three weeks to try to block a contentious services trade agreement with China said on Monday they would end their protest this week after claiming success.
The demonstrators – mostly young students – occupied the main chamber on March 18 in the island’s first-ever such protest.
“We’ll walk out of Parliament at 6pm on Thursday. We also invite all friends to come and meet us outside parliament,” student leader Chen Wei-ting announced in a televised press conference.
Mr Chen said the sit-in had stopped President Ma Ying-jeou from pushing through a “secret deal between the Kuomintang party and Chinese Communist Party”.